After a “middling” career in Hollywood, writer Daedalus Howell
returned to Sonoma County, expecting the “rural, rolling hills of his youth.” What he found instead was a viticultured, grape-drunk wine country. I Heart Sonoma
is the collection of personal essays that resulted from his journey to rediscover his childhood home, filled with much satire and laughter that even the most jaded Sonoma natives and residents will enjoy. Enjoy the words off the author himself—a longtime contributor to this very paper—during a reading on Friday, Sept. 14, at Copperfield’s Books. 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 7pm. Free. 707.762.0563.